Hey lovelies! I suspect some of you may be discovering the English Wedding Blog for the first time, after all, ’tis the season for popping questions! Welcome!! So the third in our ‘favourites’ series this Christmas is all about wedding dresses. We love to support independent designers; we know so many of you are looking for a dress which is unique, different and beautifully you. So this little list of our top favourite wedding dress designers for 2018 is here to help! In no particular order….

1. Joanne Fleming

Joanne Fleming – see our shoot on Love My Dress


Modern bridal design by Otaduy available in the UK (8)

Sleek, clean lines and beautiful fabrics are where Otaduy really comes into its own. I just adore this label – and I know so many of you 2018 brides will fall in love with the wonderfully minimal styling of Otaduy gowns.

Modern bridal design by Otaduy available in the UK (32)

Location: La Due (Dusseldorf)
Photography: Cornelia Lietz Photography
Styling: White & Ivory bridal studio and Kiss from Fleur
Make up and hair: Natalie Arslan
Wedding dresses: Otaduy
Model: Paula Weigel

Modern bridal design by Otaduy available in the UK (1)

I love the way these dresses combine the simplest of lines with a touch of sass and modern, geometric patterns in the side panels and sleeves. They’re exquisite – truly different from any other dresses I see. The lingerie… just so, so beautifully feminine and delicate. Otaduy, you’ve won our hearts!


Happy Monday morning, beautiful! For those of you who haven’t yet decided on your wedding dress, those of you with a love of glamour, romantic design and breathtaking style, I have a very special feature for you this morning!

Wedding dresses for 2017 Stephanie Allin (9)

The 2017 Bellissimo Collection by Stephanie Allin

Stephanie Allin’s 2017 collection has been inspired by luxe glamour and sophistication with an Italian edge. Her 2017 bride will be drenched in sunshine, glamour and romance.

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This season’s style is contemporary but classic. Lace, sequins and beads feature throughout. Soft metallic tones and muted shades contrast with soft tulles and floaty chiffons. Long sleeves and high necks, separates and show-stopping gowns make up the fabulous 2017 Bellissimo Collection.